DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
Must-have home features are constantly evolving. After all, just a half century ago, shag carpeting in all hues – gold, orange, and purple – were all “in.” But what’s hot with home owners and buyers now?

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Realtor.com® set out to find out, evaluating what must-have home features are hot right now by analyzing millions of listings at its site for the most commonly used phrases of home features.

The following 20 features were most often used in listings on realtor.com® in 2015:

Fireplace (gas fireplaces were the leading type of fireplace mentioned)
Wood floor
Carpet
Granite counter
Stainless steel appliances
Open floor plan
Walk-in closet
Formal dining room
Vaulted ceiling
Open kitchen
Tile floor
Covered patio
Finished basement
Breakfast bar
French doors
Chef’s kitchen
Crown molding
Central air
Separate shower
Garden tub
View more information about each of these “hottest” home features at realtor.com®.

Source: “Garden Tubs Are In, Spa Tubs Are Out: The Hot List of Home Features,” realtor.com® (Dec. 21, 2015)